(1883 - 1959)
Wayman Elbridge Adams was active/lived in New York, Texas. Wayman Adams is known for portrait-notables, figure, genre and mural painting.
Wayman Adams is known for portraits of prominent persons including
authors, painters, political leaders, etc. His portrait of Booth
Tarkington brought him early recognition, and he was known as a
"lightning" artist because his portraits were completed in one
sitting. Ethnic types constitute one of the most intriguing
aspects of his work.
After receiving instruction at the Herron
Art Institute* of Indianapolis, he went on to study with William
Merritt Chase in Florence, Italy. From there he traveled, in
1912, to Spain with Robert Henri, and besides studying Velazquez, made
many sketches of the life of the Spanish people.
The sitter is
the main focus in Adams' portraits, although he did utilize
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